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How to find a heading/direction with Google maps ?


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Looking at a city map, showing typical streets and intersections...  They are not always aligned east-west or north-south.   How to find their heading ?  Is there any tricky right click-alt-ctrl ???:confused: to draw a line along the desired path and get a reading ?


Is that 'Johnson street'  N25E ? or what is its orientation ?


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On my pc, the "map" view is always oriented N/S in line with the side uprights of the monitor, and obviously E/W to the top and bottom rails.

But if I change the view to street view, you can spin it around, and if you zoom out of street view, it stays spun. I can re-normalise it by going back to map view which is always N/S straight up/down.

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